The Whale's Tale
81 Fort Salonga Rd. Northport, NY 631-651-8844
The raw clams and oysters are fresh and briny, the fried soft shell crabs tasted crunchy and sweet.Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 11:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Fri.-Sat. 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m. Credit cards: Accepted Accessibility: y
Call it a twice-told tale. The Whale’s Tale, an outdoor restaurant hidden away in Northport’s Brittania Marina, reopened for its second summer. Sosh Andriano, who was a partner at Zimzari and Mercato in Massapequa Park, took over the place from his father, putting his own stamp on the menu.
Over dinner on the deck, I watched the sky go from blue to pink as boats bobbed nearby. My raw clams and oysters were fresh and briny, the fried soft shell crabs I tasted crunchy and sweet. Even the plastic dinnerware didn't bother me after a few sips of the fine and fruity sangria.
The menu features appetizers (such as “bang bang” shrimp), chowders, salads, tacos, fried fish, burgers plus a few entree plates, the costliest of which is a seafood stew, at $15.95. There are also a few kiddie choices, such as a $4.95 peanut butter and jelly taco.